Artists – Menteeship Opportunity
How to become a workshop provider for Arts in Health projects
LOST IN ART MENTEESHIP
Closing Date 19 June
Lost in Art is a project aimed at people living with dementia, along with their family members and carers. It follows a successful action research project initiated by Engage Cymru in 2010.
From September to December 2015 the project will be run in 4 counties: Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. Lost in Art aims to address issues which can affect older people with dementia, including social isolation, confidence, communication and quality of life and wellbeing. There is also an intergenerational element to the project where each Lost in Art project will work with a school. There will be an end of project exhibition at each county as well as a joint regional exhibition.
This is an exciting opportunity for a student artist or an experienced artists who wishes to develop their skills working with this clients group, to act as an assistant mentee on this project. We will also consider applications from health care professional wishing to gain new skills.
Each project will be run by an experienced artist, as follows:
Denbighshire: Lisa Carter in Rhyl, Tara Dean in Llangollen/Corwen and Sian Hughes in Ruthin Craft Centre.
Conwy: Lisa Carter at Oriel Mostyn
Wrexham: Ticky Lowe at Wrexham Museum
Flintshire: Jenny Fell at Clwyd Theatre Cymru
The successful applicant would need to be available to work on the project for the 11 week duration – 3 hours weekly. All projects will take place in the Autumn – September to December 2015. (There may be additional opportunities over the summer).
We will offer a bursary of £300 that will cover some of the mentee’s expenses. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on CV experience with a very experienced workshop provider.
For more information about the post and to register your interest please contact Sian Fitzgerald on 01824 708216 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jo McGregor on 07973 931097 or email@example.com
Please apply with CV and covering letter explaining your interest (please indicate which county or counties you would be prepared to work in). The application deadline is June 19th, 2015.
Please download the pdf document below for more information about Lost in Art.